Sunday, May 15, 2011

USN Sensitivity Training

A young Naval Officer was in a terrible car accident, but due to the heroics of the hospital staff the only permanent injury was the loss of one ear.
Since he wasn't physically impaired he remained in the military and eventually became an Admiral. However, during his career he was always sensitive about his appearance.
One day the Admiral was interviewing two Navy Master Chiefs and a Marine Sergeant Major for his personal staff.  
The first Master Chief was a Surface Navy type and it was a great interview. At the end of the interview the Admiral asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?"
The Master Chief answered, "Why yes. I couldn't help but notice you are missing your starboard ear, so I don't know whether this impacts your hearing on that side."
The Admiral got very angry at this lack of tact and threw him out of his office.
The next candidate, an Aviation Master Chief, when asked this same question, answered, "Well yes, you seem to be short one ear."
The Admiral threw him out also.
The third interview was with the Marine Sergeant Major. He was articulate, extremely sharp, and seemed to know more than the two Master Chiefs put together. The Admiral wanted this guy, but went ahead with the same question.
"Do you notice anything different about me?"
To his surprise the Sergeant Major said, "Yes. You wear contact lenses."
The Admiral was impressed and thought to himself, what an incredibly tactful Marine. "And how do you know that?" the Admiral asked.

The Sergeant Major replied, "Well sir, it's pretty hard to wear glasses with only one fuckin' ear."
Thanks Dan


  1. Was the 1st guy thrown out because it was his "port" ear? Just kidding, great story...

  2. Born Again, being a Grunt, I haven't the faintest idea.

  3. Stopsign, glad to help you on this beautiful snowy Sunday ... yup I said Snowy.

  4. That was pretty funny, Odie.

    It feels like snow here too, yuk, when will it end??

    That story about Milo was so sweet, I'm happy he was
    your best bud for 17 YEARS! Something to look forward to.

  5. It's practically a white-out out there now Bunni.

  6. WHT, thank you kind lady, and may your Sunday be special.

  7. LMAO,,Sounds like something my Dad (Army Master Sergent) would have said,,,,

  8. Good one, Odie.
    Sorry to hear that you're still having winter around your area. Must be that global warming thingy.
    Happy Sunday!

  9. Christopher, it's expected from the old salts.

  10. Lady, I'm really tired of global warming. What would it be like if it were global cooling?

  11. Odie, it would be like you're in Florida.

  12. Lady, I have a fire going in the wood burning stove and 4 inches of new snow outside. Hot damn, Spring is here.

  13. My uncle Gene will like this one. The old flight line Sgt. had no quallms about telling his "superiors" where to get off;or get on; and as flight commander in Da Nang he had the authority to do exactly that1

  14. Scott, NCOs have always had the power.

  15. Don't tell the "Little Generals" and their personally selected Majors.


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